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Travel Blogs from Venice
... switched to my sport sandals with bare feet. The water was freezing cold. Maneuvering a big umbrella in the narrow alleyways with thousands of other people with big umbrellas proved challenging. But we finally found it. We got our pizza and on our way back we picked up wine and some snacks and also gelato. All the requirements for an Italian eat-in meal.
Thankfully we found ...
... of confetti. The crowds are apparently the same though. We didn't see them because we went a weekend too early and in the rain, but we hear you can't move during the final weekend of the season. Other than the crowds, it's a little more mellow here than in New Orleans. The parades are smaller (there are no cars in Venice), and people are drinking a spritz (prosecco with Aperol or Camprari) instead of something harder. There are no king cakes, but there are these crispy thin ...
... far fewer stops. That crowd didn't start to thin out until we were past the Rialto Bridge.
I decided to catch the No. 2 (I've been riding the No. 1 most days, and the No. 12 out to Burano) because it goes over to Giudecca and San Giorgio Maggiore, the islands that you can see from St. Mark’s Square. For the No. 1 waterbus, it doesn't matter which direction you start out because it’s a circular route and you ...
... And, I guess, at different points in history they all were the crossroads of one thing or another.
Venice is no exception. It was once the wealthiest place in all of Europe and was the middleman in trade between Asia and Europe. Although Venice's power declined over the last five centuries, its past riches still massively impress -- from the painted palaces and cathedrals to the glittering canals.
... the city, and if you don't, will have a lifetime of regret.
Another major symbol of Venice are the masquerade masks. Every kiosk of souvenirs carries mask after mask to please the tourist in search of the quintessential costume to wear proudly at any masquerade party. They can be found in every color and for as little as 3 euros or for as high as 30-40 euros.
Murano Glass- an additional wonderful symbol of Venice. ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Olga Venice
Other places to stay in Venice
Dorsoduro, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $233
- Best view in Venice
- Amazing hotel
- A true 5 star hotel
Castello, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $393
- Scusarme- did you say 5 star hotel? No way!
- Loved it
- Nice, but not the best
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $186
- Best Hotel in Venice
- GREAT GREAT GREAT !
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $431
- Recommend Westin Europa
- Good Location - Bad Service - Wornout
- Awful - Luxury Price - Rude Worthless Service - Worn Accomodations
Mestre, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $126
Mestre, Venice | 1 star hotelfrom $107
San Marco Mercerie, 760, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $330
- Great location, friendly staff.
- Good Place
- It's OK really
Mestre, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $122
Santa Croce, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $204
- Close to Train Station
- Clean, but dated
- Nice but out of the way
Cannaregio, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $188
- A grand choice
- The Best
- Excellent Hotel
San Marco, Venice | Hotelfrom $492
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $481
- Our favorite hotel in Venice!
- One of the top hotels in the world?
Cannaregio, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $169
- A great hotel!
- Nice Place
San Marco, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $272
- Quite Pleased
- Misled by the 4* rating
- Honesty's a better policy
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $380
- Stunning Hotel. Great Staff
- Pleasantly surprised
- Like a wonderful dream!
San Marco, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $189
- Great for a winter break
- Woderful Stay
Cannaregio, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $186
- Worst place to rest your Head
Castello, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $178
- THE WORST HOTEL I EVER STAYED AT IN MY LIFE
- Fantastic Hotel with Great Views
- Quintessetial venician
San Marco 1332, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $309
- Loved it!
- A superb hotel and location
- Great hotel, great location
Mestre, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $100
Santa Croce, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $237
- Good old Sofitel
- Excellent Hotel !
- Excellent Sofitel.
San Marco, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $206
- Absolute worst hotel I have ever stayed at!
- Best location in Venice
- Very central location
San Marco, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $218
- Charming Hotel with Great Location
- A good adress
- We loved it!! October 2003
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $822
- A place to come home to
- A classic example of the Hit-and-Run Strategy
- Not a Five Star Rating
Cannaregio, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $163
- Lovely Hotel in Quiet Part of Lovely City
- Good, quiet stay
- 40th wedding anniversary enjoyed.
San Marco, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $147
- Loved it all - used Italiatour
- Great value, clean, great breakfast
- Good experience in Venice